Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
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Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


For America’s bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves—and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. She has been cooking for him ever since they were married forty-eight years ago, and the comforting, delicious meals they shared became the basis for her extraordinary career in food.
Ina’s most personal cookbook yet, Cooking for Jeffrey is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from Ina and Jeffrey’s many years together. There are traditional dishes that she’s updated, such as Brisket with Onions and Leeks, and Tsimmes, a vegetable stew with carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and prunes, and new favorites, like Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Roasted Salmon Tacos. You’ll also find wonderful new salads, including Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad and Kale Salad with Pancetta and Pecorino. Desserts range from simple Apple Pie Bars to showstoppers like Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel. For the first time, Ina has included a chapter devoted to bread and cheese, with recipes and tips for creating the perfect cheese course. With options like Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas and Challah with Saffron, there’s something everyone will enjoy.

From satisfying lunches to elegant dinners, Ina has tested these recipes over and over again, so you too can serve them with confidence to the people you love.

Title:Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages

    Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Reviews

  • Lorilin
    Jan 12, 2017

    Not every recipe in here appeals to me, but there are some really good main dishes and even a couple of desserts that are awesome. I liked the autobiographical vignettes every few pages, too. The woma...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 18, 2016

    Gonna buy it. Love me some Ina....

  • Gwen
    Jan 08, 2017

    Come for the recipes, stay for Ina and Jeffrey's immense love The recipes themselves aren't terribly innovative, but honestly, what comfort food is? The Barefoot Contessa wrote to share the things tha...

  • Jenni
    Dec 19, 2016

    This month, the cookbook discussion and dinner party group that I lead met to enjoy and discuss selections we cooked from Ina Garten's 2016 cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook ...

  • Honor
    Jan 13, 2017

    Alert! I have actually cooked from this book! Okay, so trust me, this is a good cookbook if you need go-to, weeknight recipes that will please everyone from your kids to guests. I have so far cooked f...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 30, 2016

    I like to read cookbooks. I like to read cookbooks probably more than I like to cook. I like knowing the different ways top chefs make a certain dish or dessert. I like the liner and footnotes. I like...

  • Carol
    Nov 27, 2016

    I opened this up when it arrived but didn't want to post a review until I had more time to read through it. I am a huge Ina Garten fan so I knew that I would enjoy this book. I have always liked the s...

  • Laura
    Nov 17, 2016

    I picked this up for obvious reasons - I too cook for Jeffrey, and I'm a fan of Garten's. And this is a very sweet book, as far as the biographical notes and recipe background goes. It's grouped by ki...

  • Sara
    Jan 01, 2017

    I have a major love hate relationship with Ina Garten. On one hand, she seems totally out of touch. She's a product of privilege and patriarchy, and she seems to out Martha even Martha Stewart sometim...

  • E
    Dec 18, 2016

    Bought in advance, so delivered on day of release. just ok. Not inspiring like her first few cook books. She clearly has a contract to pump these out - fine - but roasted brocolini with olive oil and ...